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New Age of Heroes 0

After his recent run in with the cabal Tom begins using his father's journals to discover more about the nature of his powers and searches for clues to his mysterious past. What answers will Tom find as he delves into the birth of a new literary medium?  The Good  This cover is absolutely amazing. Just look at it, it speaks volumes for itself.  I'm not sure If I've ever mentioned this before but one of my favorite things about this comic is the way it allows us peeks into the world of The Unwrit...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Pushing through The Paradox 0

In the 23rd century a war waged through time will determine the fate of humanity   The Good I'm all about sci-fi stories and feel that it's a genre that underrepresented in the medium, even at the creator owned/indy level. That being said, The Red Wing is a breath of fresh air and a welcome addition to my long box.   The premise of fighting a war throughout time really allows for Nick Pitarra to do some very interesting things visually. The first couple of pages in the comic really establishes t...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

The Family Man 0

The pieces fall into place as Frank takes the final steps towards becoming The Punisher. In the Present Big Jesus' riot kicks off full scale as a new player enters to fray to stake their claim on Frank's scalp.   The Good Definitely feeling this issue's cover a good deal more than the last one. It's stylistically rather simple but does a superb job of expressing the smallness of Frank in the face of the Overwhelming odds he's facing.   KIngpin pops up early in this issue and it's always enjoyabl...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The Doctor is In 0

The team is fully rounded out as the final Mystery Men, Achilles and The Surgeon, emerge onto the scene. The General and Nox make sinister plans to restore the Fear Lord to her full stature.    The Good This is Zircher's best cover yet on this miniseries. I especially love his design of The Surgeon, it's noir with a twist of modern macabre. I also like his work on Achilles, it was totally left of center of what I was expecting. He manages to include some classic Greek elements with the sword and...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Politics As Usual 0

 Mephisto and Hela stand at the edge of all out war and Loki meets with the Tongue of the Serpent and sends his master a clear message. The Good  Stephanie Hans continues to turn out excellent covers for this book. Too bad they're obscured by that ugly Fear Itself logo.   I've enjoyed these recaps at the beginning of the issues. I hope that Gillen continues to use this storytelling device because it's really a lot of fun and much more interesting than the standard text format used in other comic...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Family Business 0

Jim heads down to the clinic to follow up his hunch on James Jr. and what he discovers confirms his worse fears.   The Good This is without a doubt one of the best covers to ever grace Snyder's Detective. Last week I (very much rightfully so) applauded JOCK's depiction of James Jr., but nobody does James like Francesco Francavilla. Just look at that paradoxically cool, dispassionate gaze that's oh so unnervingly intense. Next to a properly written Joker, I believe that James Jr. is the most fore...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

The Once and Future King 0

The origin of the universal Inhumans is revealed as Hickman delves into the cosmic history of the Marvel U.   The Good  I'm a sucker for Black Bolt, The Inumans, and Marvel's cosmic gallery.  For those who haven't been keeping up with the Inhumans in recent years Hickman does a very solid job of paraphrasing the War of Kings. Anybody who's actually read the entirety of said event will certainly have an appreciation for what a herculean task that is.     The pacing and flow of this issue is super...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

'Merica for Real 'Murricans!!! 0

The spirit of the Hate-Monger has returned to earth and sets his sites on Hell's Kitchen and T'Challa  The Good  THAT IS NOT T'CHALLA ON THE COVER!!! I like that T'Challa's not facing off against one of the Worthy. Despite no one on one confrontation with one of the Serpent's background dancers this issue very much feels like it's taking place amid the chaos of Fear Itself.  The topic of Xenophobia is very much something that's fitting for T'Challa to deal with and something any reader who stays...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Truly Bizarre... 0

Honestly that's the only way I can think to describe this comic. I'd give you a plot summary but I honestly don't quite no what's going on. I suppose a new Teen Brigade has come together for some purpose that's yet to be seen. An emo-hipster In-Betweener seems to be the key to some larger event. And we learn that Magneto's sexually conservative.   The Good  I really like this cover by Gabriele Dell'otto. It's nice mixture of Magneto's costume from the films and his his classic attire in the comi...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Take It in Blood 0

The events of the Six's recent trip to hell has had a profound effect upon Bane. Now he prepares himself to cement his earthly legacy.   The Good  Has Luvisi ever done a less than excellent cover for this book? This issue is very much centered on Bane, which is perfectly fine by me because far and away he's one of my favorite villains. I absolutely love the way that Gail Simone writes Bane. She perfectly nails just how he should think, speak, and act. Whoever writes the character after her has s...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Needs More Juggernaut, Less Magik 0

Juggernaut makes his way to San Francisco for some convoluted reasons that don't really make much sense... The Good I'm usually a fan of Land's covers, this one is a very nice take on Juggs. When Land's not drawing women he can be okay.   Land draws a great looking Juggy, he's also more or less drawn the Default Cyclops of the oughts.   The anti-mutant sentiment in San Francisco has some potential and could pay off if minded properly in future stories. There was some interesting dialog during Cy...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent 0

Gemma springs her plan of vengeance into action against her uncle John.The GoodI really like the cover Simon Bisley turns in for this issue. It's very straightforward but effective. The seething anger lying just beneath the surface of Gemma's face and the way her bloodshot eyes are shadowed by her bangs perfectly summarize how she's been feeling and displays what she's been going through lately.To say that John Constantine has a less than picturesque life would be one hell of an understatement. ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Memories of Ma'aleca'andra 0

The most awesome breakfast in the history of breakfast, bagels f-bombs, and secret passages to fantastical floating fortresses.   The Good I've loved the covers that Irving's been turning out for this series. The Skull Stronghold looks absolutely fantastic on this cover and the minor change of coloring the eyes gives it a truly Don Bluth vibe.   Is it possible to praise Frazer Irving's artwork enough? I, for one, think not! The more I read this series and analyze Irving's art the more I realize ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Electra Complex 0

First of all, I've got some great news. Nick Spencer WILL be returning to T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents after the September relaunch! As for this issue, Colleen begins her quest to track down her mother to you know...kill her and stuff. Turns out Colleen isn't just a handler or paper pusher, she's definitely fit for the field.   The Good Fiona Staples covers are absolutely gorgeous! I really hope that she returns to this series because she's been electric. I very much look forward to seeing her work all...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Solid Issue of Generation Hope 0

Hope gets messiahnapped, Logan goes all "Man on Fire"  to get her back, they have a "moment".   The Good I loves me some Simone Bianchi covers.   This is Ibraim Roberson's first time working on Uncanny and I must say that he makes a mighty strong case for why he deserves to be doing so more often. I loved his work on New Mutants during Second Coming, and I must say that combined with Charalampidis' colors it's truly beautiful and something to behold. It's a shame that Land will be closing things...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Reed, Fantasticouch. Fantasticouch, Reed... 0

Sue, Pete, and Alex try to hold off "Normal" Reed and Moleman's assault on The Peak. Ben has a long overdue heart to hear with Alicia. Sue finds out exactly why the criminal colors of Benneton luncheon. Also, that bad mofo on the cover gets his Aragorn on.   The Good FF first and foremost is a team book. It's been Reed/Val centric as of late but in This issue really highlights Sue and does a good job of balancing the screen time among the rather expansive cast of characters.  I especially love t...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Three Feet Deep 0

Dick comes face to face with the man behind the shakedown of Sonia Branch, Tiger Shark. Dare I say that dear old Dickie Boy's found his personal Joker?  The Good Apparently Dick was captured in between issues by Tiger Shark, normally I hate when things like this happen but Snyder uses it to provide an excellent opening sequence. Snyder's gone on to write the definitive Dick Grayson Batman story during his tenure on Detective. His total mastery of the ins and outs of Dick Grayson's psychology are...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

City of Dreams 0

The batfamily must scramble to stop the mysterious individual(s?) behind the bombings in Gotham.   The Good McCarthy's creating some excellent covers for this series.   McCarthy's pencils and Major's colors mesh beautifully together to deliver a lush, animated feel to this story. The look of this book really is something fresh, unique, and yet it's oddly familiar and nostalgic. Anybody who was a fan of Batman TAS or Batman Beyond will instantly fall in love with the art on this book. The faded, ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

When Dancing with the Devil, Pick the Band 0

Ever have a day so dreadful that the silver lining is that it can't get any worse than this? Take that same day multiply it times a thousand and throw in swift kick in the junk at the end of it all for good measure. That's a optimistic version of the situation Hank and the boy's find themselves in.  The Good  The synergy between Snyder's scripting and Albuquerque's pencils cannot be stressed enough. The chemistry that these two share is truly something rare (well unless you're Scott Snyder) and ...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Second Chances 0

Kruun's night of terror comes to a screeching halt as the calvary arrives.  The Good This cover is superb. I really wish that Dodson drew like this all the time, ditto for Rachel's coloring work here.   Kitty is fixed!!! Finally!!! This has been a long, long time coming like about 38 issues or so to be exact. That whole stuck intangible thing was starting to get truly annoying. If Gillen does nothing else right during his run on this title I can live with that because of this.   It was nice to s...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Imitation of Life 0

Big Jesus' plot for vengeance begins to move forward  The Good This issue once again takes place in the present with Frank in Prison and in the past after he returns from Nam. This can hurt a story but Aaron does a great job of progressing current events while revealing Frank's past.   The biggest problem with The Punisher is that you've got to keep coming up with new enemies for him to face off against. The  nondescript hoodlums, thugs, and mobsters he mows down will only go so far. The thing I...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Wheels Within Wheels, Moved by Hands Unseen 0

The plot thickens as The Operative joins forces with Revenant to close in on The General. But Sarah isn't content to let the boys keep her out of the mix, Alice was her sister after all.   The Good Is it possible to praise the art on this series enough? I for one think not! The combination of Zircher's pencils and Troy's colors is superb and really brings this series to life.   Sarah had a very brief appearance in the last issue and this one's starts off with a flash back and some great internal...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Necropolis 0

Tony's desperate battle against the Serpent powered Grey Gargoyle continues amid the decimated City of Light. Can Tony muster the strength and fortitude to push back the darkness which threatens to engulf the Illuminated City? The Good After last issues cringe inducing ending we open this issue to Tony in dazed state reminiscing about a very unnerving moment with his Father. I always like the twisted father, son moments between Tony and Howard.    Tony's reaction to the horror surrounding him in...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Panther's Pride and Hunter's Honor 0

T'Challa begrudgingly accepts his Queen's aid to take on Kraven. Will the mistress of the winds aid be enough for the world's most dangerous man to topple the world's greatest hunter?   The Good Great Jumping on point for this series!!  Simone Bianche's been doing a lovely job on the series' covers. I can't wait for him to do another two parter. I love the way he draws Storm and am especially pleased that he drew her in her Astonishing X-Men costume from his time with Warren Ellis on the title. ...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A Return to Normalcy...Relatively Speaking That Is 0

Nolan and Debbie go on an intergalactic couple's retreat, Eve & Mark move in together, Will comes out of the closet, and Dinosaurus sets his sites on Sin City.  Oh yeah, and Kirkman takes shots at the DCU Reboot. Oh snap! Beef, son!!! The Good The title's trademark humor returns full force and that's a very welcoming thing considering how tense and serious the last issue was.  Nolan and Debbie's brief departure would be nonsensical and baffling in any other title but makes perfect sense in t...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A Noir, Pulp Tale of Heroes Past 0

We are introduced to The Operative as he begins his quest for vengeance and justice. Somebody's murdered his gal and set him up for the fall. He's a man who's short on friends with plenty of enemies. Not the least of which being a corrupt NYPD.   The Good I'm a sucker for classic pulp heroes and noir, mystery tales so this book is right up my Alley. Even more so this is just the kind of book that David Liss was meant to write and Patrick Zircher was meant to illustrate.   Period pieces can be ha...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Men of Honor 0

T'Challa prepares to track down Brian, but can he save him before Kraven adds him to his long list of successful hunts?  The Good  A very solid cover by Bianche. I especially like his Kraven. This' part of a two issue spanning cover so I'm sure it will look even better when lined up next to it's counterpart.   Unfortunately Francesco's not doing art this issue. Fortunately T'Challa Jefte Palo is. Much like his earlier fill in issue during the last arc, his work is similar to Francavilla's but si...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Not For Resale 0

After Whiteleaf's capture of Tom and co. he plans to turn them over to the Unwritten, but our heroes have other plans.     The Good As is par the course for this series, a great cover  The issue opens with Whiteleaf welcoming his motley crew of bidders to the secret auction. Among them are Mr. Skate of the Unwritten and Rausch. The exchange between Rausch and Skate clears up any misunderstanding readers may have had about her feelings towards the Cabal. Rausch also establishes just why she isn't...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Underworld Politics 0

Loki and Hel-Wolf venture into the realm infernal to rally allies in Asgard's impending clash with The Serpent and his hordes.   The Good Another lovely cover by Stephanie Hans, love the work she's been doing on this series.   There's a great recap of what's been going on in the Fear Itself event that ties into the book provided by Ikol. Pages like these can be very boring or tedious but Gillen manages to make this interesting and I love the way he writes Ikol. As he says, he's probably not very...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Sweet Dreams Are Made of This... 0

This week the spotlight falls on Jade as questions are answered albeit in a manner which spurs a legion more.   The Good Long time readers will truly, truly find this issue rewarding.   Eisma turns in an excellent cover which truly captures the essence of the Glories melancholic ginger. I love the subtle ways that Spencer has been tying this story together in different issues. Attentive readers will notice that this cover hearkens back to issue four, six as well as some specific panels from issu...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Time and Other Illusions... 0

Michelangelo reveals just how long his hidden hand's been guiding the world's destiny.   The Good  Oh how I've missed looking at these wonderful covers. Welcome back S.H.I.E.L.D. welcome back...God, I've missed you.The issue starts with another failed attempt by Leonardo to recruit Michelangelo. The dialog here was superb and the "holy frak!" face Weaver draws on Leonardo as he sees the true nature of Michelangelo is excellent.   As usual the issues skips around time. Hickman and Weaver continue...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Driftwood 0

It's hammer time at the raft. Meanwhile, the T-Bolts are neck deep in zombies and the staff at the raft are neck deep something far more unpleasant.   The Good Jeff Walker's back to doing all the art and thank God for it. Parker and Walker are a match made in heaven, and no other artist that's filled in can recreate Walker's chemistry with Parker's scripts. Parker does a great job this issue and is give lots and lots of action to draw. I really, really love his design for Worthy Juggs.     This ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Devil's Due 0

The Six head out to rescue Liana from her sadistic captor, violence ensues. Oh yeah, Bane also goes out on a date, where hilarity (and violence) ensues.    The Good Love, love, love, love Luvisi's cover. Truly iconic and poster worthy.   The Six are not heroes, by any stretch of the imagination and the way they deal with the man who kidnapped Liana clears this up for anybody who may've been wondering if going merc had dull their edges. Deadshot really shines during these pages as he lays it all ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Brutal Violence Juxtaposed by Eloquent Philosophy 0

David and friends battle Marantha, the incarnate wrath of God. We're properly introduced to our lead villain, Roland Finch.   The Good  Absolutely love this cover!!! I'm a big mythology buff so I like how Rozum/Frazer her designed Maranatha  around the Nemean Lion. David armed with nothing but an axe running towards it with no reservations is just plain bad ass. This cover perfectly encapsulates the age old battle of man vs the primal.  There's a lot action this issue and Frazer really gets to c...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Presently, in My Future's Past 0

Rogue and Magneto have a heart to heart, Frenzy owns her rage, and legion owns himself.  The Good The art by Rafa Sandoval is a big improvement to last issue's  Carey write's a great Magneto and doesn't fall into many of the traps other have when writing about his past  I like what he's doing with Frenzy, he's delving into her psychology and I'm excited to see where that goes  Carey sets up some interesting things on the horizon concerning Legion   The Bad Not a fan of this cover, Rogue's facial...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

1,2 Kruun is Coming for You...3,4 He's at the door. 0

Kruun begins his long awaited revenge against the X-Men and no one is spared his wrath.   The Good I really like the dialog between Kruun and Colossus before they go at it.  I like the way that Kruun uses the resources around him. using the shards of the break world bullet to construct a weapon capble of countering Kitty's phasing was a slick move. Some of you may wonder about how this is working, but I think the answers are in his conversation about the metal's properties last issue.  Kruun let...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Somewhere Wylie Coyote's Looking Down and Smiling 0

Dick faces off with the Roadrunner (yup, that's his name) & has a heart to heart with Sonia Branch The GoodJOCK turns in another superb cover. It's simple but effective and very reflective of what's to come in this issue. And very fortunately for us that's not Ryan Reynolds wearing bad CGI effects. Snyder has managed the art of writing Dick Grayson, especially his inner voice. Dick's monologue this issue was very interesting and dealt with something I've often thought about over the years. W...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Two Down...Two to Go 0

Doom's symposium begins in proper and the War of The Four Cities sees its first skirmish.   The Good I've got some good news and some bad news. The bad news is Steve Epting's not doing the pencils this issue. The Good news,  Barry Kitson is!!! Steve's probably my favorite artist to have ever drawn a FF run, but Barry really gives him a run for his money here.  The moment with Sue and Spidey that open the issue are really nice and give the book that family feel. Spidey acts Sue if she's worried a...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Commence operation: RUN LIKE HELL!!! 0

Hank and the boys have found the vamps they've come to the Island to exterminate, actually it'd be more apt to say they've found them. The GoodI've been loving these "Rising Sun" covers for this arc. This one is especially intriguing considering the action Pearl takes this issue. This issue starts off with a bang as Henry and the boys fight and run for their lives. They're easily outnumbered by this unknown, feral breed of vamp and you feel every bit as desperate and adrenaline addled as they do...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

One Hell of A Decision 0

The Six takes up arms against the hoards of hell in order to reclaim the soul of Knockout. But how will the arrival of Lady Blaze turn the tide of battle?  The Good I've really enjoyed this run of Covers by Ludivisi  The hell lord version of The Six look great, and It was a wise decision on Simone's part to have them keep these looks for the remainder of the issue. I like the offer that Ragdoll makes the Six. It catches them off guard and forces them to really consider their situation. They ulti...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.